Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sixth Ward Public Library
Claude and Starck, Architects
Designated October 02, 1995
Erected 2011 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 131.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries, and the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 5.054′ N, 89° 21.766′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamson Street and North Baldwin Street, on the right when traveling east on Williamson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1249 Williamson Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toward Revolution / 1970's Vision John A. Johnson made Madison's Factory District Flourish (approx. 0.2 miles away); B. B. Clarke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gay Liberation Sculpture (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orton Park (approx. ¼ mile away); George Soelch Investment House (approx. ¼ mile away); Mills Brothers Commercial Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Curtis-Kittleson House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Sixth Ward Public Library. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This building was the first branch public library in Madison, and is the oldest surviving library building in the city. It is one of 63 libraries in Wisconsin built with funds donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It consists of two sections: an entry and a main library block. Its brick construction with stone detailing, pointed arches and vertical piers, suggestive of buttresses, are evocative of the Collegiate Gothic style, popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for buildings designed by Claude and Starck.
Also see . . . Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.